This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
This lively introductory text exposes the student to the rewards of a rigorous study of functions of a real variable. In each chapter, informal discussions of questions that give analysis its inherent fascination are followed by precise, but not overly formal, developments of the techniques needed to make sense of them. By focusing on the unifying themes of approximation and the resolution of paradoxes that arise in the transition from the finite to the infinite, the text turns what could be a daunting cascade of definitions and theorems into a coherent and engaging progression of ideas. Acutely aware of the need for rigor, the student is much better prepared to understand what constitutes a proper mathematical proof and how to write one.
Fifteen years of classroom experience with the first edition of Understanding Analysis have solidified and refined the central narrative of the second edition. Roughly 150 new exercises join a selection of the best exercises from the first edition, and three more project-style sections have been added. Investigations of Euler’s computation of ζ(2), the Weierstrass Approximation Theorem, and the gamma function are now among the book’s cohort of seminal results serving as motivation and payoff for the beginning student to master the methods of analysis.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Stephen D. Abbott is Professor of Mathematics at Middlebury College. He is a two-time winner of Middlebury’s Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching (1998, 2010). His published work includes articles in the areas of operator theory and functional analysis, the algorithmic foundations of robotics, and the intersection of science, mathematics and the humanities.Review:
“The choice of topics is a happy combination of the essential and the interesting, all truly leading to an understanding of what analysis is and what questions it addresses, aided by the author’s extraordinarily lucid exposition. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates.” (D. Robbins, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)
“This is the second edition of a text for an undergraduate course in single-variable real analysis. ... The topics covered in this book are the ones that have, by now, become standard for a one-semester undergraduate real analysis course ... . Overall, this book represents, to my mind, the gold standard among single-variable undergraduate analysis texts.” (Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, June, 2015)
“This is a dangerous book. Understanding Analysis is so well-written and the development of the theory so well-motivated that exposing students to it could well lead them to expect such excellence in all their textbooks. ... Understanding Analysis is perfectly titled; if your students read it, that’s what’s going to happen. This terrific book will become the text of choice for the single-variable introductory analysis course; take a look at it next time you’re preparing that class.”
― Steve Kennedy, MAA Reviews
“Each chapter begins with a discussion section and ends with an epilogue. The discussion serves to motivate the content of the chapter while the epilogue points tantalisingly to more advanced topics. ... I wish I had written this book! The development of the subject follows the tried-and-true path, but the presentation is engaging and challenging. Abbott focuses attention immediately on the topics which make analysis fascinating ... and makes them accessible to an inexperienced audience.”
― Scott Sciffer, The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Springer. Condition: Brand New. Ships SAME or NEXT business day. We Ship to APO/FPO addr. Choose EXPEDITED shipping and receive in 2-5 business days within the United States. See our member profile for customer support contact info. We have an easy return policy. Seller Inventory # 45351462
Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1493927116. Seller Inventory # ST1493927116
Book Description Springer, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1493927116
Book Description Springer New York 2015-05-20, New York, 2015. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781493927111
Book Description Springer, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781493927111
Book Description Springer. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1493927116 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery. Seller Inventory # DG#JA243121
Book Description Hardback. Condition: New. Not Signed; This lively introductory text exposes the student to the rewards of a rigorous study of functions of a real variable. In each chapter, informal discussions of questions that give analysis its inherent fascination are followed by precise, but not overly formal, developments of the techniques needed t. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781493927111_rkm
Book Description Springer. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1493927116 New , we ship from UK , EU ,fast delivery wordwide ( 5-8 business days ). Seller Inventory # KUD#C278230
Book Description Springer, 2015. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # L9781493927111
Book Description Springer, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 2nd ed. 2015, corr. 2nd printing 2016 edition. 312 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1493927116